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Javascript All Over with MongoDB and Node.js

Francesca Krihely
May 30, 2013

Developers have often called MongoDB and Node.js a “match made in heaven,”. Node.js’s powerful event-based concurrency framework matches well to MongoDB’s real-time capabilities, and has made it simple to run new projects with end-to-end JavaScript. Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of activity in the MongoDB and Node.js communities.

Industry Validation

  • The MongoDB and Node stack...
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MetLife Leapfrogs Insurance Industry with MongoDB-Powered Big Data App

Meghan Gill
May 29, 2013

Earlier this month, we announced that MetLife had selected MongoDB as the backend for an application called “The Wall” to provide a single view of customer data. Using MongoDB, MetLife was able to leverage data from over 70 different systems to improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs. Even more impressive is that the team at MetLife built the prototype on MongoDB in two weeks.

Interested...

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Making Sense Of NoSQL: A Layperson's Guide

Matt Asay
May 28, 2013

Despite how simple MongoDB is to learn and use for application development, it still comes burdened with lingo that outsiders can find abstruse. Actually, this is a problem common to a lot of great technology, which is why I appreciate it when someone takes the time to make business sense of complex technology.

For example, ReadWrite's Brian Proffitt recently wrote a primer on Hadoop that...

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What Are You Doing With Your Data?

Francesca Krihely
May 23, 2013

Data presents new opportunities and challenges, and developers are at the forefront of these changes. At 10gen, we interact with users building new applications to support the growing need to collect, mobilize and analyze data for business goals.

Gaming companies analyze user data to react to movements in real-time, keeping the users happy and winning, and increasing retention and payout....

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Invite Your Boss to the Business Track at MongoNYC

Meghan Gill
May 23, 2013

MongoDB Days have traditionally been focused on the developer community, with lots of technical talks on application design, deployment best practices, and ops war stories. MongoNYC will carry on the tradition of including many deep technical sessions, with talks from the 10gen staff on the latest features in 2.4, as well as presentations from MongoDB community members on their experiences...

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Big Data Is A Matter Of Speed, Not Size

Matt Asay
May 20, 2013

Finally the market is getting over its initial BIG Data fixation. Unfortunately, in the process we may be inclined to throw away the Big Data signal in an attempt to rid ourselves of all the noise.

The Guardian's John Burn-Murdoch highlights this today, asserting that "'small data' - or data of the volumes most regular analysts, researchers and statisticians are used to dealing...

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Data Scientist Shortage? There's An App For That

Matt Asay
May 17, 2013

Big Data is all the rage, but apparently will come to a crashing halt due to a shortage of data scientists. As I've argued elsewhere, this is mostly a sham. Context is critical for making use of a company's data, and the people with context already work for the enterprise. So it becomes a matter of training the people one has, rather than going off on a scouting trip for the mythical...

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MongoDB March Madness Recap

Francesca Krihely
May 16, 2013

There are 76 MongoDB User Groups (MUGs) around the globe that all share the same mission: to grow their MongoDB skills by networking with other like-minded developers, architects and engineers. This February, the MUG organizers around the world wanted to compete in a Global MongoDB User Group Hackathon. We called this global challenge MongoDB March Madness. Local user groups hacked together and...

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